Scampston Hall Walled Garden
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With internationally acclaimed Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf at its helm, it’s no wonder plantspeople are drawn to the visually arresting Scampston Hall Walled Garden.
From his architectural use of grasses, which look like frothy waves rolling across a green sea to the theatrical foliage of the perennial meadow, which provides a counterpoint to the serenity of the silent garden, there is plenty here to keep curious gardeners occupied. Elsewhere, visitors can take a stroll along an avenue of lime trees before wrapping things up at the Mount, a large pyramid structure offering sweeping views over this design-savvy garden. Don’t forget to swing by the nursery, where you’ll find an array of unusual plants which have been lovingly propagated by the garden team. And if you fancy waking up to a room with a view, consider staying at one of the estate’s characterful park lodges.
Walled Garden, Hall Gardens and Parkland Open 5th April – 27th Oct 2019 Tues – Sun plus Bank Holiday Mons 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) Scampston Hall 26th May – 4th Aug 2019 Tues – Fri plus Sun & Bank Holiday Mons (Please note closed Sat) Guided tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
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Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.